I had stayed behind to help Luke with the mess. I also didn't feel like following Sarah around like trained dog anymore, anyway, so this was a good excuse to get away from her. Luke still hadn’t moved from the ground by the time I had everything cleaned up. Wondering if anything was wrong with him, I nudged him slightly. He still didn’t move. I picked him up, shoving people aside so I could get to the nurses quicker. As I carried him, I noticed that the side of his head was bleeding heavily.
I sat in the nurse’s waiting room for hours, worrying about Allison’s brother. I had informed Allison on what had happened, and now she was sitting next to me, her blue eyes lit with fear. I felt bad for her, and I wished I could figure out what to say to her that would make her feel better. After pondering for awhile, I decided to just keep silent. I didn’t want to say something that would just make things worse.
After a little more waiting, the nurse came out to the waiting room. “He has a bad concussion. We’re going to have to send him to the hospital.” She said, frowning. “Allison, you are excused from your classes for today, and you may choose to bring one person with you.” The nurse added quickly. Allison looked like she was going to burst into tears any second now. “N-Nick, you can come.” She stammered before turning around and rushing for the front door of the school. I hurried quickly after her, not wanting to be left behind.
I caught up to Allison quite quickly, after we got outside. Snow was piled everywhere, and it was still falling. “Why don’t I drive?” I offered her, my warm breath making the air in front of me foggy. She nodded briskly, so I headed for my red sports car. Having reached the car first, I opened up the door for her, and closed it for her too. Then I climbed in, shut the door, and drove off towards the hospital.
The sun was setting by the time we reached the hospital parking lot. The sky was a pinkish orange mix, with pale blue further back in the sky. I sighed and got out of the car. After Allison got out, I locked it, and walked to the entrance of the hospital.